April 2019: WFIRST Cosmology Decadal Science White Paper submitted

The Cosmology with the HLS SIT and the two supernovae SITs submitted to the Astro2020 Decadal Survey a science paper articulating the cosmological impact of the WFIRST mission. WFIRST is the Essential Cosmology Space Observatory for the Coming Decade arXiv.

January 2017: 229th American Astronomical Society Meeting, Grapevine, TX:

Co-Investigator Rachel Mandelbaum (CMU) will represent our Science Investigation Team at the special session “WFIRST Status and Science Opportunities” organized by Neil Gehrels (NASA GSFC), on January 5, 7:30 - 9:00 PM; Grapevine B (Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center). Slides available here.

December 1st 2016:

Team delivered to the project office an updated version of the Science Requirement Document. This is the first deliverable our our investigation.

November, December 2016:

Postdoctoral reseacher Amy Choi (OSU), Shoubaneh Hemmati (Caltech/IPAC), Albert Izard (JPL), Niall MacCrann (OSU), Elena Massara (LBL), Alex Merson (Caltech/IPAC), Andres Plazas Malagon (JPL/Caltech), Melanie Simet (UCR/JPL), Michael Troxel (OSU), Ying Zu (OSU) joined our team. Welcome on board!

September 2016:

Community workshop on Enabling Cosmological Resonances Between WFIRST and LSST in Pasadena on Sept. 13-15. Agenda and slides are available here.

January 2016:

Selection by NASA HQ!

November 2015:

Proposal submitted to NASA to study two topical areas: (A) Galaxy Redshift Survey investigations, using baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) and/or redshift space distortion (RSD) techniques; (B) Weak Lensing and Cluster Growth investigations.